George VanLeer

Date of Ordination: May 12, 2007
Current Assignment: St. Mary of Mt. Carmel, Hammonton

I converted to Catholicism in 1992. I slowly became more active in my parish, helping out with Pre-Cana classes with my wife and working with a group of volunteers helping the seniors and shut-ins in our parish, delivering food, running errands etc. One day my parish priest asked me if I ever considered becoming a deacon. After much thought and prayer, my journey began. It was not always easy, but I put it in God’s hands and it has been a faithful journey filled with many challenges for sure, but also priceless rewards serving the Lord through this wonderful and much needed ministry.